dRPC, PAS organise one-day meeting of health CSOs on TSTS implementation

The development Research and Project Centre (dRPC) is organising a one-day meeting of health NGOs working on the implementation of Task Shifting Task Sharing (TSTS) policy.

The dRPC is convening this event under the Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health @ Scale (PAS) project, as a follow-up to the successful stakeholders’ consultative meeting for the review of the TSTS policy held on June 4-8, 2018.

The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 19, 2018, at the Bolton White Hotel, Garki, Abuja at 9 am, according to a statement by Zainab Mukhtar of communications unit of dRPC/PAS.

Minister of Health Professor Issac Adewale has been invited to give a goodwill message.

The PAS project is a health accountability intervention anchored by the dRPC and implemented by a coalition of 12 indigenous Nigerian CSOs and professional health associations holding government at national and state levels to account on policy, program and budgetary commitments in child and family health sector.

The objectives of the TS consultative meeting are to expand knowledge of the status of federal ministry of health initiatives to monitor the state of implementation and revise the 2014 TS policy, increase awareness of the role of CSOs and professional associations as monitors within an accountability framework for effective TS implementation, and strengthened linkages between service delivery and advocacy in TS implementation.

Other objectives of the policy are: increase awareness of the programs and activities of development partners working to implement TS policy at the national level; and expand knowledge of challenges and gaps in TS implementation at the state level.